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PIP Advice please.

WhatnextWhatnext Member Posts: 9 Listener
My PIP award ends in November 2020 and I haven't heard from the DWP yet. I was told that if a person had to go to Tribunal, which I did to have my mobility award enhanced to Higher Rate, then I won't automatically received a renewal form or a review form from the DWP and that I will need to start from scratch and make a new application. This has never happened to me before. 
Can someone please advise me as I'm worried about it. 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,182 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    When awarded by a Tribunal DWP usually contact you 14 weeks before the award is due to end. Yes you'll be sent more PIP2 forms rather than the review forms. Not that it really makes any difference because you should always put as much information as possible about how your conditions affect you, regardless of which form you receive.

    I'd advise you to ring them tomorrow morning once they are open at 8am.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • WhatnextWhatnext Member Posts: 9 Listener
    I will. Thank you. 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Whatnext! It's good to see that you managed to find the PIP category. Did you manage to ring them? 
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,136 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi I hoper you managed to give them a call and find out some more information

    Keep us up to date
  • WhatnextWhatnext Member Posts: 9 Listener
    edited August 2020
    I gave the DWP a call and they have extended my PIP award until May 2021 but I have nothing in writing to support this. 
    My blue badge expires in November 2020 and I need an update on my PIP paperwork to apply for a new Blue badge.
    Now on the phone to the DWP again for a Paper copy of my updated extended award.... 🥴 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    What a faff @Whatnext :( I hope you get your paper copy soon
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  • WhatnextWhatnext Member Posts: 9 Listener
    edited August 2020
    After waiting in a queue on the phone to PIP for 1 hour and 22 minutes (Do I hold some kind of record for that, I wonder?!! :D ), I finally got to speak to someone. 
     An extended award cover note is now in the mail to me. Yipee.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    Excellent news @Whatnext! Even if you did have to work for it :/ 
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